Idly Podi |Molagapodi|Idly Gun Powder

Idly Podi is authentic dish of South India which is served along with dosa or idly.And when u mix sesame oil with Idly Podi it just tastes divine. Whenever we go for long trip my mom used to spread this powder  & sesame oil all over the idly which would taste so delicious .During my childhood i stayed in orissa because of my dad’s job and there i had friend called utkalika ,whenever i used to bring this idly with podi she used to exchange the tiffin box ;):p it was her favorite dish.

Idly Podi


  • Urad dal- ½ cup
  • Channa dal- ½ cup
  • Curry leaves-5
  • Red chilli – 5-8
  • Hing-pinch
  • Tamarind-grape size
  • Garlic -5 cloves
  • Sesame seeds- 2 tsp
  • Salt- as required

Idly podi Recipe:

  • Dry roast urad dal till it changes to light brown in color and keep it aside.Repeat the same for channa dal.

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  • Dry roast red chilli and keep it aside then dry roast garlic,tamarind,curry leaf [did not have curry leaf in my fridge :(]and keep it aside.Grind all the ingredients with salt to powder once cooled.

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  • Dry roast sesame seeds and then grind it at last with powder just once as sesame seeds secrete oil.

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  • Add sesame oil to the podi and njoy with crispy dosa or hot idly.


  • Roast curry leaf until crispy and roast garlic with skin it enhances the flavor.
  • Use tamarind based on your tangy taste.
  • Don’t turn any of the ingredients to black color that will ruin the taste of gun powder.

Idly Podi

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Mini Idly with Podi

Mini Idly

Curry leaves powder

Curry leaves powder


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